More technology is coming to our cars. In recent news, Amazon unveiled Echo Auto, which is essentially Amazon’s Alexa for your car. The Echo Auto will sell for $49.99.

Alexa for your car will be a handy and convenient tool for people who use a good amount of Amazon services. If you prefer Amazon music services over Apple and Spotify’s streaming. Listening to music got that much easier with the Echo Auto. You can expect to use your Echo Auto just like a normal Echo.

It will be shaped a little differently than the traditional circular Echo. We found a picture of what it is going to look like:

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From Jalopnik:

“Echo Auto sits on your center console and, like a regular Echo, responds to voice commands to get you information from Google’s vast store of all the world’s known information (and of course let you buy things). The device itself will have eight microphones, and will connect to your phone via Bluetooth and to the internet via however your phone is connected to the internet. Be prepared to use some data!”

When Can You Buy The Echo Auto?

The process is slightly more complicated than a regular purchase on Amazon, but still rather easy. You just have to sign up for an invitation to buy one. From

Head to its product page on Amazon

Click ‘Request an Invitation’ which is located where the ‘Buy’ button is regularly found

Keep an eye on your email for further info from Amazon

Even if you’re currently unsure as to whether or not you’re going to buy Echo Auto, you might as well request an invitation in case you decide you want it. The invitation doesn’t require payment and isn’t binding.

Perhaps the best part of this entire process is that, if chosen, you’ll be able to purchase Echo Auto at a 50% discount, bringing the price down to just $24.99.

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